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        To a God Unknown

      New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first issue. Light green cloth with gilt lettering. Cloth lightly soiled, worn, and faded (primarily at the spine). Light shelf lean, boards slightly bowed. Pages toned and with several hinges slightly over-opened. Steinbeck's acclaimed second novel and one of only 598 copies of the first issue.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Blast. A Magazine of Proletarian Short Stories. Vol 1, nos. 1-2

      Blast, New York 1933 - First two issues of this important but exceedingly uncommon radical literary quarterly, which appeared for only five issues between September 1933 and November 1934. From a literary standpoint the journal was most noteworthy for containing "some of the best of William Carlos Williams' stories" (Hoffman), but it was also a forum for some of the most talented of the proletarian writers of the Thirties including Benjamin Appel, Joseph Vogel, Ilya Ehrenbourg, Alfred Morang, Bruno Fischer and others. Williams's contributions to these two issues are "Jean Beicke" (no. 1) and "The Use of Force" (no. 2). HOFFMAN (Little Magazine in America) p.308. Quarto. Staple-bound journal. Printed card wrappers; each issue 32pp. No. 1 with some uneven soiling to wrapper edges, minor chips to extremities; no. 2 with red pencil markings to front cover and inside rear cover, else fresh, well-preserved copies, Very Good or better. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Blast A Magazine of Proletarian Short Stories Vol 1, nos 1-2

      New York: Blast, 1933. First Edition. Paperback. First two issues of this important but exceedingly uncommon radical literary quarterly, which appeared for only five issues between September 1933 and November 1934. From a literary standpoint the journal was most noteworthy for containing "some of the best of William Carlos Williams' stories" (Hoffman), but it was also a forum for some of the most talented of the proletarian writers of the Thirties including Benjamin Appel, Joseph Vogel, Ilya Ehrenbourg, Alfred Morang, Bruno Fischer and others. Williams's contributions to these two issues are "Jean Beicke" (no. 1) and "The Use of Force" (no. 2). HOFFMAN (Little Magazine in America) p.308. Quarto. Staple-bound journal. Printed card wrappers; each issue 32pp. No. 1 with some uneven soiling to wrapper edges, minor chips to extremities; no. 2 with red pencil markings to front cover and inside rear cover, else fresh, well-preserved copies, Very Good or better.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The River War, An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. This is the U.S. first edition of Churchill's second book in the striking original dust jacket. Originally published in England in 1899, this was one of the few Churchill books that did not see a U.S. first edition concurrent with the British. In 1933 a new edition was issued in both England and, for the first time, in the U.S. with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan.” This is one of just 1,040 U.S. first edition copies issued. Per Richard Langworth (p.35), binding was probably done in England, using English sheets and a Scribner's title page cancel, since copies are bound in the identical lilac cloth as the Eyre & Spottiswoode edition of the same year. However, the striking dust jacket is unique to this U.S. first edition, printed in red and black, bearing R. C. Woodville's dramatic illustration of the Charge of the 21st Lancers. This copy is very good in a very good minus dust jacket. The cloth binding is tight and clean and has obviously spent life jacketed, despite shelf wear to the bottom edges, light wear to extremities, and a hint of spine toning. The contents retain a crisp feel despite some age-toning. The book feels unread. We find no spotting or previous ownership marks. Even the page edges are clean. Mild differential toning to the endpapers corresponds to the dust jacket flaps, confirming that this copy has spent life jacketed. All maps and plans are present. The dust jacket is complete, apart from fractional loss to the spine ends and corners and a neatly price-clipped upper front flap. There is light toning to the spine, minor overall soiling, and a tiny, stray ink mark in a blank margin of the lower left front face. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The River War recounts Churchill's experiences and perspective on British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who would participate in the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. In his book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This is manifestly evident in the highly critical comment about Kitchener prominently quoted and bordered in red on the front face of the dust jacket – something else unique to this first U.S. edition. Here is a chief figure of the Second World War on horseback on a colonial battlefield, participating in what has been called by some the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British Army. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.5, Woods/ICS A2(db), Langworth p.35.

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        I am Japan Raw Silk. Published on the occasion of a Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago (1933). Tokyo

      1933 - First Edition. Oblong 8vo, 32pp, textured silk paper cover [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A small collection of 12 letters and a corrected broadside poem

      16 pages (approximately 2200 words) 23 March 1933 - 10 February 1989, v.p.(France, Austria, Connecticut, California) - Eight autograph and four typed letters signed to various correspondents. The earliest two are to the writer Alfred Kreymborg, the first discussing his novel I'm No Hero (Col-de-Villefranche, Nice, France): "Your letter finds me in your very own kitchen, with the fire burning bright in Dorothy's stove. And as I wrote Hobson some weeks ago, your book came here too. But I had my own novel [Gentlemen, I Address You Privately] to finish up, and then Caresse Crosby came here, and then Dick Simon, and with Caresse visiting for over a fortnight here (established in your big bedroom) I have had little time to read, as you can imagine." "I think the mistake we are all making is in continuing to write novels. If you could do the strange mystic thing you do so tenderly in talk between two people without this heartless demand for plot, sequence, and all the rest, you would be following your own unity and design." "It's just that novels are finished, yours, mine, all of them; or, to be less drastic, the anglo-saxon conception of the novel. It's all like a chess-game, if you will: badly played or well played, but the bishops, rooks, pawns all alike. We've got to get something closer to humanity, warmer, more immediate; something without explanation or reason, like music or like poetry." The second letter (Kitzbuhel, Austria: 16 June 1934), asks for contributions of short stories and gives family news; " . . . poor Laurence [Vail] got diptheria about six weeks ago, and then Apple-Joan caught it from a distance, and the three of us lived happily in the Infektionhaus in Innsbruck for 3 weeks . . . and I have to produce another baby in about a fortnight's time, all of which takes time off from work which it is difficult to spare." Later letters discuss possible teaching posts at Columbia: to Daniel B. Dodson (Rowayton, Conn.: 12 April 1959) responding to a request that she teach a section of short story writing in the Writing Division of the School of General Studies during the 1959-1960 academic year, Boyle replies that she is unable to accept - though very honoured - having just begun a two-year writing project in addition to her classes at the Thomas School in Rowayton. Three letters (Mill Valley, CA: 14 January - 29 November 1963) to Dr Humphreys of Columbia discussing (and ultimately declining) the offer of a post in the English department; discussing her existing commitments to San Francisco State College and to directing a writers' conference at Wagner and another at Columbia, where Boyle studied in the 1920s. Her third husband Baron Joseph von Franckenstein died in 1963: " . . . [a] despairing moment when I feel that life can never be the same again." The later letters deal with various requests and inquiries. The final letter (Okland, CA): concludes: ". . . at my age I forget everything except what took place generations ago . . . My beloved daughter Apple died of cancer of the lung last May - I shall never recover from this." Some creasing and nicks to earlier letters - in very good or better condition. [Together with] Broadside poem: "A Poem for February First 1975 for Jessica Mitford" (12 x 23 ins., Quercus Press, San Francisco, 1975). With author's holograph note at head: "Revised Sept. 28, 1975 and Nov.6 1975 and Oct.27, 1978" with several substantive corrections to text inserting or amending seven words and signed below her printed name at base [not called for]. Slight creasing but in excellent condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        The Winding Stair and Other Poems

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1933.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[x]; 101. Publisher's embossed green cloth with gilt checkered design and titles to spine, edges untrimmed, in the original blue-green dust-wrapper with black pictorial decoration, priced at 6/- net. A lovely crisp example in a fresh jacket with two tiny tears and one accidental chip to crown. An exceptional copy of this important and challenging collection of verse.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Dolores, First Edition.

      1933 - Set of 12 white line wood engravings for the first edition of Buckland Wright's Dolores, including an extra design not used in the book and the head and tail piece. Each print is on a sheet of japon paper 25 x 16 cms, 10 of the images are 10 x 5 cms and two smaller images 5 x 5 cms which were the head- and tail-pieces for the book. Each of the prints is on thin proofing paper, mounted by the artist on thick handmade paper with the studio stamp of the artist on the back. Dolores was privately printed in only 50 copies by A.A.M. Stols in Maastricht for Baron Emile van der Borch, and is very rarely on the market. It was comprised of 11 white line wood engravings, each of the engravings is a female nude. Buckland Wright worked further on the blocks after this edition was published and hence there is a second edition in 40 copies in which the images appear as silhouettes. An extra design not used in the book is included here but not the tailpiece engraving which included three ravens which were the coat of arms of the van der Borch family. Baron van der Borch was a prominent patron and admirer of Buckland Wright and he began comissioning work from him after seeing his work for the JBW Editions Cupid's Pastime which appeared in 1935. He comissioned Deux Poà mes and Dolores from him amongst several other items. Unfortunately the commissions were stopped by the Nazis who shot the Baron whilst in his early twenties. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      [John Becker] [1933], [New York] - These are 10 of the 32 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS from PICTURE BOOK printed in 6 or 7 colors on zinc signed in the plate by Charlot with a colophon page SIGNED by the artist, the printer, Lynton Kistler, and the designer, Merle Armitage. They are laid into a folder made of the same paper as that on which the lithos are printed. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Dick Willoughby

      Basil Blackwell - Oxford 1933 - The First UK Printing published by Basil Blackwell (Oxford) in 1933 (nd). The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. The cloth is lightly chafed at the extremities. Mild pushing at the spine ends. Gilt titling remains bright. The text block is spotted and there is also some light spotting to the pages throughout in places. The binding is a little tender at one gathering. A small previous bookseller sticker to the lower front pastedown and a previous owner's neat gift inscription to the the front blank endpaper. The full colour frontispiece is present and is very clean. The scarce WRAPPER is present and is price-clipped. It is in Very Good ++ condition. It is a little dust soiled and edge-worn with several short closed tears and a few small slivers of loss. The cover design repeats the frontispiece design. The wrapper design is by H.R. Millar and looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. Millar has also contributed 8 full age B/W illustrations which are all present. The second volume of Blackwell's 'Tales of Action' series and C day Lewis' first novel only preceded by two collections of poetry. He would go to write a further children's novel 'The Otterbury Incident' some 15 years later. A very scarce title in the original wrapper with there having not been any listed at auction in the last 20 years. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        It's Up to the Women.

      Frederick A. Stokes, 1933 - Second printing. Gray cloth stamped in teal and black. Owner's gift inscription, minor wear still fine and bright, in custom mylar cover. Signed by the author, "Eleanor Roosevelt." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE HERMITAGE BOOKSHOP ABAA Member]
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        Nus: La Beauté de la Femme.

      Paris: Daniel Masclet, 1933 - Quarto. Original white heavy card wrappers with red cord through spine as issued, titles to front cover in black. Spine sunned, wrappers very lightly marked, one corner mildly bumped. An excellent copy. 96 black and white photogravure plates. First edition, first printing. This album was produced from the first International Salon of Nude Photography, Paris 1933. Contributing photographers include Jean Moral, Carlo Leonetti, Drtikol, Dr. J. Schuwerack, Andreas Feininger, Gilchrist, Denes Ronay, Manasse, Dr. Peter Weller, Christian Aegerter, Ewald Hoinkis, Ludwig Harren, Bruno Schultz, Dr. Alfred Grabner, Ing. Alois Zych, Jan de Meyere, Willy Zielke, Pietro Sacchi, Pierre Boucher, Frank Davis, Ergy Landau, Bernard Leedham, Hans Robertson, Forman Hanna, Richardson-Cremer, Pecsi, Walter Sussmann, H. Von Perckhammer, Charles Hurault, A. Keith Dannatt, J. Capstack, Nickolas Boris, Baccarini, Franz Fiedler, Franz Feiler, Walden Hammond, Marcel Meys, J. Dudley-Johnston, L. Caillaud, Fred P. Peel, Mme. Laure Albin-Guillot, Yva, Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy, Harold Orne, Bertram Park, Maurice Beck, Evansmith, E.-O. Hoppe, Daniel Masclet, William Mortensen, George Platt Lynes, Kalman Szollosy, and Verneuil. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Hunting Trails on Three Continents.

      New York: The Derrydale Press,, 1933. The Book of the Boone and Crockett Club. Octavo. Original purple cloth, title to spine and front cover in silver, silver motif of antelope to front cover. With the dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece, 13 plates. Laid-in photograph, detached from card, of "The Pathway - Blair Lodge", illustration of sheep herding. Bottom of spine a bit sunned. An excellent copy in the slightly nicked jacket, spine lightly toned, 4 cm tear to front joint, loss to other joints. First edition, first printing, number 99 of 250 copies. Additionally edited by Kermit Roosevelt, W. Redmond Cross, and Prentiss N. Gray, this work includes articles by Roosevelt, George L. Harrison, and Frederick Russell Burnham, amongst others. This work is rare in its jacket and is the seventh work published by the Boone and Crockett Club, which promotes wildlife conservation in North America and was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Hunting Trails on Three Continents. The Book of the Boone and Crockett Club.

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1933 - Octavo. Original purple cloth, title to spine and front cover in silver, silver motif of antelope to front cover. With the dust jacket. Bottom of spine a bit sunned. An excellent copy in the slightly nicked jacket, spine lightly toned, 4 cm tear to front joint, loss to other joints. Photographic frontispiece, 13 plates. Laid-in photograph, detached from card, of "The Pathway - Blair Lodge", illustration of sheep herding. First edition, first printing, number 99 of 250 copies. Additionally edited by Kermit Roosevelt, W. Redmond Cross, and Prentiss N. Gray, this work includes articles by Roosevelt, George L. Harrison, and Frederick Russell Burnham, amongst others. This work is rare in its jacket and is the seventh work published by the Boone and Crockett Club, which promotes wildlife conservation in North America and was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        First Russia then Tibet.

      London Macmillan 1933 - First edition. 8vo., xvi, 328 pp., illustrated with drawings and photographs, mostly by the author including coloured frontispiece, original green cloth gilt, dust-wrapper, a fine copy. Two separate narratives: the first a sort of cultural tour of Soviet Russia in the 1920's; the second covering the trade route from Sikkim to Gyantse. This is a very good example of the first edition in the original green cloth. An old Etonian and part of the social milieu captured by Evelyn Waugh in Brideshead Revisited, Byron travelled to India in 1929 as special correspondent for the Daily Express, venturing into Tibet. Yakushi B315. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Intimate Memories: Background

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1933 - 290 Pp. Blue Cloth. First Edition Stated. Inscribed On Title Page "Love To Frieda & Angellino. August 1933. Taos." In The Book, There Is A Folded Page From The New Statesman And Nation, June 16, 1934, Where A Review Of The Douglas / Orioli "Moving Along" Which The Reviewer States "Ranks Close Behind Such Masterpieces As Lawrence's Sea And Sardinia And The Books Of Douglas Himself". Luhan Gave Frieda A New Mexico Ranch In 1924, And Frieda Moved There In 1931, Departing While Revagli Was Recalled To The Italian Army, Then Returning In The Spring Of 1933 Where They Built A New House Just Below The Lawrence Cabin. Luhan Wrote A Detailed Memoir Of Her Intensely Personal Intellectual Relationship With D H Lawrence. The Book Bears The Ownership Signature Of Writer William Goyen. Goyen Was Allowed To Build A House On Frieda Lawrence's Property In 1947, And Later Was Intimately Involved In The Events Of Her Final Day In 1956. Goyen Received Some Books From Frieda Directly, But He Also Collected Shelves Of Books About The Lawrences. Goyen Had An Excellent Memory, And His Copy Of Frieda Lawrence's Posthumous Memoirs Is Full Of His Pencil Corrections And Additions Regarding Events Which He Had Personally Observed. This Book Is Worn, Tips Just Beginning To Fray, Hinges Solid, Gilt Letering On Spine Complete And Quite Readable Although Worn. There Is A 1/8" X 1/16" Hole Near Top Of Rear Spine Edge, And A Few Dents In The Top Edges Of Both Boards Due To Improper Shelving. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing as stated on the copyright page. In Very Good+ condition, in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket. Previous owner name and date to front free end paper. Corners bumped, cloth lightly toned and edge wear. The dust jacket shows sunning to spine and along top edge of front panel, as well as edge wear and rubbing at folds. A nice copy, rare in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Le Blason. Théorie Nouvelle de L'Art Héraldique. Traité Complet de La Science Des Armoiries D'Après les Règles & Les Figures du Moyen Age avec Les Dessins de L'Auteur.

      Darantière., Paris 1933 - Un fort volume de format in 4° carré de 424 pp.; nombreuses illustrations en noir dans le texte. Reliure de l'époque en Demi maroquin mosaïqué brun à gros grains. Tête dorée; non rogné. Titre en bleu au dos. Couverture entièrement conservée. Reliure signée CH. Benoît. Très bel état pour ce traité réputé de découverte de la science héraldique. Quelques rares et pâles rousseurs dans le texte. Tirage à 975 exemplaires, celui-ci N°261 sur Vergé crème. Voir les photos. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ligne-droite ».

      - (vers 1933). 6 cahiers d’écolier manuscrits in-8, sous chemise à lacets toilée, dos papier.(10) ff. et 27 ff. (n° pp. 41-67) ; 33 ff. (n° pp. 56-95) ; 47 ff. (n° pp. 97-142) ; 50 ff. ; 40 ff. (n°1-40) ; 51 ff. Importante série de cahiers manuscrits contenant le 1er jet d’un roman inédit, écrit à quatre mains, par Jean-Toussaint Samat (1891-1944), journaliste et romancier, et Jean Monsarrat, capitaine dans l’aviation militaire et délégué de l’aéro-club de France. L’ensemble est conservé dans une chemise portant le titre « Jean-Toussaint Samat, Manuscrit en train ».Le roman « Ligne-droite » est sous-titré « roman d’aventures policières et aériennes ». Il raconte, en 34 chapitres, l’histoire policière d’un ingénieur aéronautique de 50 ans, avec des voyages au long cours, Los Angeles, la Floride, Tokyo., avec son lot d’assassinats! Il semble que Monsarrat ait demandé de l’aide à l’écrivain Samat, spécialisé dans le roman policier et d’espionnage, auteur prolifique, pour rédiger l’ouvrage. Monsarrat avait été lieutenant-aviateur pendant la Grande Guerre. Les cahiers montrent plusieurs étapes d’élaboration du projet. Les n° 1-4 comportent des canevas et passages rédigés de la main de Monsarrat, tandis que le cahier (5), portant sur la couverture les 2 noms, contient un avant-propos rédigé par Samat, avec quelques morceaux dactylographiés corrigés et de longs passages manuscrits de la main de Monsarrat contrecollés et amendés de la main de Samat. Le sixième cahier présente de nombreux passages rédigés et un épilogue. Il semble que le projet n’ait pas été mené à son terme. En 1939, Jean Monsarrat a fait paraître de son côté un livre intitulé Pilotes de records, Plon, consacré à des pilotes contemporains reconnus. On joint une correspondance 12 lettres et cartes adressées à Jean Monsarrat entre 1931 et 1939. L’ensemble, témoignant de la place de l’auteur dans le petit milieu de l’aviation, renferme notamment une lettre du général Madelin à Monsarrat (7 sept. 1936) le sollicitant pour un numéro spécial d’une revue spécialisée à destination du prochain salon d’aviation ; une lettre de l’aviateur André Japy ; une lettre de Felix Amiot, directeur des Avions Amiot (12 juillet 1939), le remerciant pour l’aide apportée au commandant Rossi pour préparer ses raids. Figure aussi un carton de remerciement des parents de la défunte pilote Hélène Boucher suite à l’envoi d’un télégramme par Monsarrat.Bel ensemble sur le monde de l’aviation dans les années 1930. Intéressant roman mélant aventures policières et aériennes.Chemise frottée avec petits manques au premier plat. 163 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre PREVOST]
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        The Winding Stair and Other Poems.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1933. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and geometric pattern to spine in gilt, pictorial decoration blindstamped to front cover. With the dust jacket. A few abrasion marks to covers, unopened except title page. An excellent copy in the slightly spotted jacket, a little loss to head of spine. First UK edition, first impression, and contains poems such as "A Dialogue of Self and Soul" and "Byzantium", which is a sequel to "Sailing to Byzantium" from Yeat's previous volume of poems, The Tower (1928).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cocktail Parade

      Scarborough, NY: Canape Parade, 1933. First Edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. 18 pp (numbered only on the recto). Red printed wraps. Near Fine with light edge wear to wraps and light toning to pages. A charming pamphlet with cocktail recipes printed on the recto, with humorous illustration and poem printed on verso. A very scarce cocktail related item.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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      Hogarth Press, London 1933 - Designated "large-paper" first edition but the sole contemporary issue (Kirkpatrick A19a). Signed by the author on the front free endpaper and with a card from her mother-in-law "Mrs. Sidney Woolf" presenting the copy to friends laid-in: "With my love and best wishes for a happy Christmas & New Year to you both dear Mrs. Hoare. I hope you will like "Flush" as much as I do, also that my daughter in-law having autographed the copy will add to its interest. Yrs affectionately Marie Woolf." Also laid-in (by me) is a preliminary sketch (5 x 3 cms; ink on paper) by the author's sister Vanessa Bell for the illustration opposite p.16: "Miss Mitford takes Flush for a Walk" (uonbtrusive crease else in excellent condition). Light tape-marks to boards else a nice copy in dustwrapper with a small area of darkening to spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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      - BASEBALL INTEREST. TRAVEL STORIES OF FAN, FAN-IE, GINGER AND LITTLE STITCHES: THE BASEBALL KIDS the Smallest Baseball Team in the World by Valarie McMahan. Alexandria, VA: Children's Library 1933. 3 books, volumes One, Two and Three, each die-cut in the shape of a humanized baseball child INCLUDING A BLACK BASEBALL KID. One book cover is slightly out of register else nearly AS NEW CONDITION! First edition (the later printings have Doll University imprint in Burlingame, CA instead of Virginia). Each book has 6 fine full page color illustrations including the covers plus black & whites in-text. The stories involve simple adventures that these little baseball people have as they go to various places. It is rare to find all three books together in such nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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      (New York): (Knopf)((1933)). First Edition, A small pamphlet containing just the title poem and issued as Number Eight of the Borzoi Chap Books series. Crane A17: 2000 copies. This copy INSCRIBED to Russell Alberts and SIGNED by the author on the inside front cover and as such is fairly scarce., wraps, Fine in original plain envelope neatly opened at the top

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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      Popular 1933 - First Issue - Master of Men! The Spider Strikes by R.T.M. Scott. Cover glued to part of first page, which is an ad page. Back cover was missing and some one glued the wrong back cover on. Pages are still supple and very readable. Strong colors on the cover. Presentable lower grade copy. Condition: FR/G

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        Four Days Wonder

      Methuen & Co. Ltd., London 1933 - First Printing of the First Edition. Original, orange cloth with gilt-letters and decor, 319pp. Author's first mystery. Book and dust jacket in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Giardino Allegra Catania (Sicilia) - Catalogo Generale Piante e Sementi 1933

      Giardino Allegra - Catania. ITALIANO 0,34 Catalogo degli anni '30 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, bordo e punte leggermente consumati, cima e piede con lacerazione, gora, piega su piatto inferiore, tagli lievemente bruniti, pagine, in carta patinata, in buono stato, testo posto su due colonne. Antiporta con ritratti fotografici dei fondatori della ditta, protetta da foglio di carta velina. Con illustrazioni in b.e n. ed a colori, in testo. N. 84 anno 1933 della collana Catalogo Generale del Grande Stabilimento d'Orticoltura e Floricoltura casa fondata nel 1884 Giardino Allegra di Catania. USATO

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        Le Grand Meaulnes. Illustrations de Berthold Mahn.

      - Bruxelles, Aux Editions du Nord, Collection "Les Gloires Littéraires", 1933, In-8, br., 274 pp. Tirage limité et numéroté, un des 15 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial avec un état en couleurs, une suite en couleurs sur Hollande et une suite en noir sur Chine. Livres [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Frescoes of Diego Rivera

      New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1933. Hardcover. Near Fine. Portfolio (with flaps) containing 19 unbound color prints (each with glassine and folding mat), and a 24-page stapled and stringbound booklet containing some text and black and white photos of 15 of the frescoes. 46cm. Modest cover soil and hints of wear on portfolio cover (orange boards backed in cloth). Internally Fine. Title-page of booklet has a red ownership stamp (with minor offsetting on portfolio flap).

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        Marlborough His Life and Times

      London: George G. Harrap and Co., 1933 - 1938.. [Biography/History]. FIRST EDITIONS. 4 volumes. Octavo (24 x 17cm), pp.[4] 612; pp.651 [1]; pp.[2] 608 [2]; pp.671 [1]. With 325 illustrations, including a frontispiece to each volume, black and white plates, folding maps and battle plans, and facsimile documents. In recent burgundy half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spines and burgundy cloth boards. Top edges gilt. Very good indeed. The monumental biography of Winston's ancestor Sir John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, and Britain's greatest military strategist. As Restoration England's most talented General, he served under five Stuart and Hanoverian monarchs in campaigns such as the Franco-Dutch War, the Monmouth Rebellion, and the Glorious Revolution.

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        Thurmond-Holmes Lynching: Real-photo postcard, titled "San Jose, Calif. Nov. 26 - 1933 11:25 P.M."

      [N.p.], 1933. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. Fine. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. Photo of California's Last Lynching, 1933. On Nov 9, 1933, 22-year old Brooke Hart was kidnapped and held for $40,000 ransom. A massive manhunt led to Thomas Harold Thurmond. After six hours of interrogation, Thurmond confessed and named his accomplice, John M. Holmes. They both admitted murdering Brooke and dropping his body into the San Francisco Bay. On the evening of the 26th, a lynch mob broke into the Santa Clara County Jail and dragged Holmes and Thurmond to the St. James Park where 3000 onlookers from San Jose and the surrounding area, chanted "string them up." Governor 'sunny Jim" Rolf refused to call out the National Guard to protect the kidnappers, and referred to the lynching as a "lesson." "Thurmond was hung from the limb of a venerable mulberry tree, and, the limb of a great elm a few feet away served as Holmes' gallows a second or two later." - 'History of San Jose' by Clyde Arbuckle. Souvenir hunters so damaged the trees that they had to be cut down, and not a trace remains of them. This lynching was the last to take place in California, and was the basis for John Steinbeck's short story, "The Lonesome Vigilante." The photograph depicts the the three limbs of the tree rising from the trunk at center, and the hanging corpses of the two lynched men, Thurmond at left, partly clothed, above a small group of onlookers; Holmes (unclothed) at right. AN EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENT OF AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY.

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        Britain's Air Peril: The Danger of Neglect, Together with Considerations on the Role of the Air Force.

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1933. CLEMENT ATLEE'S COPY, First Edition with a letter from the Air League of the British Empire. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.x, 132 [2], 28. With Atlee's distinctive Art-Deco monogram bookplate to front pastedown, and a typed letter on headed note paper signed by the Secretary of the Air League, S. Veale, loose to prelims. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board.Spine sunned, with some very light wear. Very good indeed. The Air League here does its best to influence Atlee, a newly influential member of Labour's shadow cabinet, by gifting him this book advocating a stronger, more efficient Air Force.

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        A General Course in Jiu-Jitsu

      The American School of Jiu-Jitsu, Los Angeles 1933 - Very rare first printing of this very early jiu-jitsu manual. 60 pp. printed recto only, 48 line drawings, 8 1/2 X 11 inch format bound by two brass brads in cream softcover wraps. This appears to be printed on a "Gestetner"-type mimeograph in blue font. Contents are Nearly Fine except for a small stain spot to the last five leaves and rear cover, under .75 inch. The front and rear covers are Nearly Fine with no noticeable tears, no major creases, just light wear to extremities, small stain spot to rear. A superb copy of this very rare early jiu-jitsu item. We have only ever seen two copies in twenty years. This one is in far better condition than the other one we had. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Inno Dubelaar Books]
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      Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire: Golden Cockerel Press, 1933. Limited Edition #139/325. 8vo., 73 pages; VG; bound in morocco-backed decorated cloth, protected with glassine; very mild shelfwear; top edge of text block gilt; One of 325 numbered copies, of which this is number 139, printed by Gibbings in Golden Cockerel type on Batchelor's hand-made paper with seven wood-engravings by Gibbings; loose within is a letter from the GOlden Cockerel Press, answering an inquiry about the publication of this book, dated 1958; front endpaper has an inscription, dated 1958, stating that this volume was part of Lord Dunsany's personal library; LP consignment; shelved case 12, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville.

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        First Russia Then Tibet

      London: Macmillan & Co. LTD, 1933. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Advance uncorrected proof of the first edition. Bound in plain drab wraps with title in marker on spine. Very Good. Wraps toned, with chipping and creasing to corners and reading creases to spine. 2.5-inch split to binding at bottom of front signatures. Pages lightly foxed throughout. Very scarce in this format.

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        The Case of the Velvet Claws

      The true first edition, very good with white marks on front cover as shown in photos. With 1933 on title page and no mention of later printings on copyright page. In fine facsimile dust jacket. The first Perry Mason book.

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        [Hong Kong & Macau Photograph Albums].

      Two photograph personal photograph albums from the collection of long-term Hong Kong resident William Stewart. Keen photographer, William Stewart, was an employee of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Hong Kong and Shanghai in the period between 1930s and the 1970s. These two albums portray countryside, urban environments, people together with s few photographs of those he knew and worked with in the pre-War and immediately post- WWII period. 1. 80 small approximately 6 x 8cm black and white snapshots in black cloth covered photograph album "From My Camera" in gilt upper cover. Although the leaves are numbered 1 to 30, 10 leaves have been removed. Descriptions of each photo laid down onto the endpapers, a line runs through the description of the photos that have been removed. Sellotape repairs to binding where leaves have been removed, upper hinge split. Album measures 18 x 24cm. At the end of the typed description of each photograph in the first album, William Stewart states "An interesting collection taken between 1933 and 1938, when I went on my first home leave. In those days foreign staff served 5 years without a break, and then were granted one years home leave, half of which was on half-pay. Today (1972) all fairly senior staff get annual leave of some 6 weeks, flying both ways. Pre-war all travelled by sea, via the Suez, or, if serving in north China one could return to UK by the Trans Siberian Railway!" 2. 107 small black and white snapshots in album laid down on 12 leaves and both endpapers. The photographs in the body of the album measure approximately 6 x 8cm whereas the 13 on the endpapers vary from approximately 6 x 8cm to 13.5 x 8.5cm in size, patterned card covers, captions in white and blue ink. Minor wear covers, very good. Album measures 19 x 28.5cm On the inside front cover a series of three small snapshots form a delightful small detailed panorama of Cheung Chau. In the body of the album photographs taken on a journey from Great Britain to Hong Kong in 1933 show Port Said, a number of images taken on board P & O Liner Ranchi, the Suez Canal, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Johore, Canton, the final 52 images are of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong images dated 1933 - 1937 show a dragon procession, the harbour, Sir Wm Peel on horseback, views from Stewart's office window at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, the Cricket club, mess etc. The eight photographs in photo corners on the lower endpaper taken later in 1946 are photos of Stanley Prison, graves at Stanley and a photograph of friends and another of showing the colonial style verandah of their house in 1941. .

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